Date(s) - January 14, 2017 - January 16, 2017
The Heart of Awakening
Tergar Phoenix Winter Retreat
With Lama Trinley, Tergar Senior Lama
The Path of Liberation is an experiential path of meditation for those who wish to practice the Buddhist teachings under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Encompassing the most important practices of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, and building on the foundational teachings of the Joy of Living, the Path of Liberation presents a series of meditation techniques designed to strip away the causes of suffering and uncover the radiant awareness that underlies all experience.
The first Phoenix Winter Retreat will include teachings by Lama Trinley on Vajrayana Buddhism, presentations by Justin Walker from the Tergar Exploring Buddhism curriculum, with periods of meditation (including guided meditation with Tergar Phoenix Practice Leaders as well as some chanting), and group discussion. We will maintain periods of functional silence throughout this retreat, the length of which will vary so that there will be less silence in the beginning and end of the retreat and a period of complete silence in the middle. (Please note: This retreat will not include the transmissions necessary to formally begin The Tergar Path of Liberation program. The transmissions can be received by those who meet the practice requirements at a Tergar Exploring the Nature of Mind retreat.)
Anyone with a sincere interest in learning about Buddhism, the unique Vajrayana path of Tibetan Buddhism, or the Tergar Path of Liberation program is welcome to attend. There are no prerequisites for this retreat.
January 14, 15, and 16, all day. The specific daily schedule will be provided to all registrants prior to the retreat.
Location, Meals, and Residential Options:
The retreat will take place at the Tergar Mingjue Phoenix Center, located in the South Mountain neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ. In this first of what is hoped to be an annual Phoenix Winter Retreat, retreatants can take part in either a residential (staying at the center two nights), or non-residential (commuter) format. Residential options include a shared double-occupancy bedroom (one male room and one female room), or camping on the floor in the shrine room (all genders). Please bring your own sleeping bag, etc. We will be providing vegetarian meals prepared by our staff cook. If you have special dietary constraints, we would ask you to bring your own food. We will not be able to support special meal requests.
Tergar Mingjue Phoenix Center
1180 E Hidalgo Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Residential (Floor Camp – all genders): $130
Residential (Male Shared Room): $160
Residential (Female Shared Room): $160
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
Full payment is due at the time of registration. A $25 administration fee will apply to any cancellation after January 11, 2017.
About Lama Trinley:
Lama Trinley has been the resident teacher at the Tergar Meditation Center of Phoenix since November, 2007. Lama Trinley began his education at Tergar Monastery, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He entered the traditional three-year retreat when he was seventeen years old, after which he spent six years training in the monastic college of Tergar Monastery, where he taught for three years as assistant professor. His command of English and his humble and gentle demeanor make him easily accessible to newcomers and experienced meditators alike.
About Justin Walker:
Justin Walker is a Practice Leader in the Tergar Meditation Community. He has been studying meditation for 20 years both in traditional retreats and amidst daily western life. He has a wife and two daughters. During the past 10 years, he assisted Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar International in the establishment of meditation communities in both Phoenix and Tucson.
Tergar Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, United States